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New Jersey Delays Key Marijuana Vote

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New Jersey Delays Key Marijuana Vote | NORML

TRENTON, NJ — Today, the New Jersey state legislature delayed a key marijuana vote, possibly until November. According to a February 2019 Monmouth University poll, 62 percent of New Jersey adults support legalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use, and 68 percent believe that legalizing marijuana would boost the state’s economy. “Voters and lawmakers both […]

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Connecticut Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Key Committee

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Connecticut Marijuana Legalization Bill Clears Key Committee | Tyler McFadden

HARTFORD, CT — Big news out of Connecticut today, as a bill to legalize the adult-use and retail sale of marijuana has passed through a critical vote in the General Law Committee with a 10-8 majority. In addition to legalizing adult-use and establishing a regulated retail market, the bill also includes strong social justice language […]

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances Out of Key Committee

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Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances Out of Key Committee | Jax Finkel

AUSTIN, TX —  A bill to reduce penalties for low-level marijuana possession in Texas has passed out of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee with a bipartisan vote of 5-2. If House Bill 63 passes the House and Senate, Texans would no longer face jail time or the collateral consequences that come along with a criminal drug conviction.  The […]

Texas Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Advances Out of Key Committee | The Daily Chronic

 

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Study: Persistent Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Body Mass Index

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Study: Persistent Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Body Mass Index | NORML

EAST LANSING, MI — The use of cannabis over time is inversely related to obesity, according to data published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. A team of Michigan State University researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis use and body mass index (BMI) over time in a nationally representative sample of 33,000 subjects. Investigators reported that cannabis-using subgroups exhibited […]

Study: Persistent Cannabis Use Associated With Reduced Body Mass Index | The Daily Chronic

 

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Key House Committee Recommends Passage of NH Marijuana Legalization Bill

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Key House Committee Recommends Passage of NH Marijuana Legalization Bill | Marijuana Policy Project

CONCORD, NH — In a 14-6 vote, the state House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday recommended passage of a bill that would end marijuana prohibition and regulate cannabis for adult use in New Hampshire. House Bill 481 was referred to the committee for further consideration of the proposed regulatory system and tax structure after it […]

Key House Committee Recommends Passage of NH Marijuana Legalization Bill | The Daily Chronic

 

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Cannabis Banking Bill Advances in United States Congress

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Cannabis Banking Bill Advances in United States Congress | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — By a vote of 45-15, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bipartisan bill Thursday aimed at ensuring state-legal cannabis businesses are able to access basic banking and financial services. It is the first time a bill related to cannabis banking has been approved by a congressional committee. The Secure and Fair Enforcement […]

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Activists Create Fake “Country Club Cannabis” Brand, Urging New York State to “Legalize It Right”

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Activists Create Fake “Country Club Cannabis” Brand, Urging New York State to “Legalize It Right” | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK – Today, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) urged New York State to end marijuana prohibition and Legalize It Right by reminding New Yorkers about the urgent need to legalize with a lens on equity and justice for those most harmed by the war on drugs. DPA partnered with creative agency Virtue and revealed Country Club Cannabis (CCC), a […]

Activists Create Fake “Country Club Cannabis” Brand, Urging New York State to “Legalize It Right” | The Daily Chronic

 

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Marijuana Banking Bill Passes Critical Committee

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Marijuana Banking Bill Passes Critical Committee | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — In the first of what is anticipated to be multiple Congressional votes to address the federal prohibition and criminalization of marijuana, the House Financial Services Committee today voted to advance The SAFE Banking Act, HR 1595, by a vote of 45-15. Currently, thousands of state-licensed and regulated businesses lack access to the banking industry […]

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House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act

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House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — On March 28, the House Financial Services Committee voted in favor of the Secure And Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019. The bill would create protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to legitimate cannabis-related businesses,  their service providers, and some ancillary businesses, thereby granting state-legal cannabis-related businesses access to the […]

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New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget

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New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget | Drug Policy Alliance

ALBANY, NY — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has confirmed that marijuana legalization will not be included in the state budget, which must be passed by April 1. This means that for Governor Cuomo to follow through on his promises to legalize marijuana, it must instead get passed into law via stand-alone legislation in the […]

New York Governor Cuomo Leaves Marijuana Legalization Out of State Budget | The Daily Chronic

 

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